Mas Creations collections by Masquespacio
Since we started our studio Masquespacio in 2010 we have been working on a wide range of interior & product design projects. Many times, during this process we have been questioning what are the boundaries between Art & Design. Is our work to be considered a 100% design work or could it be pronounced as a mix between both, due to its amount of details, emotions and profound sense, questioning the regular and searching for a specific sense behind each concept?
Project: “Form & Textures” exhibition
Where: Isola Design District (https://isola.design)
Address: Via Confalonieri 11, Milan, Italy
Design: Mas Creations collection by Masquespacio (https://mas-creations.com)
Photography: Greg Abbate
COLLABORATION: The ‘Forms & Textures’ Collection couldn’t be possible without the help of Iberpoligraph who produced the collection through their 3D Machining technique.
Are the functional details we need to integrate in our designs for restaurants, making our artistic features in the same interiors being defined as a design element although it is purely an artistic feature?
What if our furniture designs like the Alex & Andrea collection are not created with the purpose of being purely a functional pair of seats, but as an artistic element that wants you to make reflect about what is to be considered a masculine and feminine material in our gender-friendly world?
With the “Forms & Textures” exhibition we want to start the discussion about the boundaries between Art & Design. Who is responsible to define if an object is considered an artwork or just a design? Is functionality the only reason to justify an object as a design element instead as an artwork? Or is it the reflection behind the object that makes it an artistic interpretation?
The “Forms & Textures” collection in this sense is presented as a serie of individual objects that could be interpreted at first sight as a chair, a lamp or a room divider, although its unusual and at first sight uncomfortable forms are making clear that we are not speaking about a functional design object.
The collection created from a line drawn on paper to a 3D printed object thus recreates a serie of different forms that could represent a furniture and lighting collection, but although its unusual and unusable forms convert them in an artwork challenging the viewer to reflect about the boundaries between Art & Design.
Following our reflection about “The boundaries between Design & Art” we wanted to start the creation process of the collection, changing our way of developing an artwork. Hereby instead of designing the different elements digitally in 3D as we always do; we decided to initiate the creation process through the use of a pencil and a paper.
The starting point of the collection thus was just a line drawn on a paper, that intensified our reflection about the line that defines if an object is an artwork or a design. In a further stage we started to process the lines in 3D, creating different forms that are standing by its own and at the same time connecting together; marked by a partition line that clearly creates a boundary between each form that makes the complete artwork. At the same time using a contrast of different textures, through materials and colors for each form we wanted to represent the boundaries between a design and artwork.
The different designs were developed from a 2D point of view and later converted in a 3D printed object, as part of the process were tradition and technology come together, questioning the use of analogic and digital techniques in design and art.
About Mas Creations
“Forms & Textures” is an exhibition created by Mas Creations. Mas Creations is an initiative from award-winning interior & product design studio Masquespacio. Through Mas Creations after designing for more than 10 years all type of commercial projects with Masquespacio, Ana Hernández & Christophe Penasse wanted to show their personal and independent view on design & art without being tied to a briefing, with the aim to experiment more than they did before and thus seek for new challenges, creating new objects & projects that make you live new experiences and question the regular through a collection of products and projects that narrate a story represented by their universe of forms, textures, colors and materials.
In 2010 we founded our design studio Masquespacio with the aim to do something different… something that would make us proud and transmit our aim to seek innovation for every project. We have had the luck to work in several countries around the world, discover new cultures and make new friends. Thanks to our innovative approach for every design we have been awarded with a lot of relevant international awards, next to a continued international recognition by media specialized in design, fashion and lifestyle trends.
Although we continue working on projects for our clients through Masquespacio, now with Mas Creations we want to invite you to know our own personal approach and enjoy our universe full of emotions, colors, forms and creatures.
Awards & nominations
Young Talent of The Year by Elle Deco International – Winner 2020
Young Talent of The Year by Elle Decoration Spain – Winner 2020
Interior Designer of The Year by T Magazine Spain – The New York Times – Winner 2019
Design Summit Nomination “Best Updater” by Architectural Digest Germany – 2018
Inside Award “Best Hotel” The Student Hotel Barcelona – Winner 2018
Hospitality Design Nomination “Public Spaces / Budget” The Student Hotel Campus Barcelona – Winner to be announced 2018
German Design Award “Interior Architecture” Albabel restaurant 2017 – Winner
Hospitality Design Award “Guestroom Economy” Valencia Lounge Hostel – Winner 2017
Hospitality Design Nomination “Casual Restaurant” Hikari Yakitori Bar 2017
Wallpaper Design Award “Best Speckle” Obloha lamp redesign for RACO – Winner 2017
Massimo Dutti “New Values” by Architectural Digest Spain – Winner 2016
Wave of the Future Award by Hospitality Design Magazine – Winner 2016
Red Dot Design Award – Telling Tales LZF Lamps Corporate Campaign Winner 2016
Good Design Award – Telling Tales LZF Lamps Communication Campaign 2016
Hospitality Design Nomination – Best Upscale Restaurant 2016 Nozomi Sushi Bar
Restaurant & Bar Design Nomination – Best Europe Restaurant 2015 Nozomi Sushi Bar
WAN Awards Emergent Studio – Longlist 2015
PAD Colombia Gold – Interior Architecture Winner 2014
German Design Award Nomination – 2Day Languages 2014
International Chinese Media Award Nomination – Kessalao Germany 2014
Best of Archilovers 2015 – Nozomi Sushi Bar 2015
Best of Archilovers 2015 – Academia Altimira 2015
Design & Design Award Winner – Several projects (21 awards)
COUNTRIES WE HAVE DESIGNED FOR
Germany, France, Norway, Denmark, Italy, Portugal,
Spain, UK, USA, Colombia, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Austria & Cambodia